Admission is always free Directions

Open today: 10:00 to 5:00

Andrea del Verrocchio: Sculptor-Painter of Renaissance Florence
September 15, 2019 – January 12, 2020
West Building, Main Floor

Andrea del Verrocchio, Putto Poised on a Globe, c. 1480, unbaked clay, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection

Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435–1488) was one of the most versatile, skilled, and inventive artists of the Italian Renaissance. In addition to creating exceptional works in all media—sculpture, painting, drawing, goldsmith work, architecture, and even engineering—Verrocchio also led one of the most vibrant workshops of the Renaissance, and taught artists who would go on to become some of the greatest painters of the period. Together with Florence’s Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the Gallery will present the first monographic Verrocchio exhibition. This rare exhibition will feature some 40 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by Verrocchio in addition to works created with or by students including Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo di Credi, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. New technical study of Verrocchio’s work will shed light on the artist’s innovative working process. A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the landmark exhibition.

The exhibition was conceived by the late Eleonora Luciano, associate curator of sculpture and decorative arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, and is curated by Andrew Butterfield, with the collaboration of Gretchen Hirschauer, associate curator, department of Italian paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Alison Luchs, curator of early European sculpture and deputy head of sculpture and decorative arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington; and Dylan Smith, Robert H. Smith research conservator, department of object conservation, National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art in collaboration with the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.

Sponsors: Bank of America is a proud sponsor of the exhibition. Generous support has been kindly provided by the Buffy and William Cafritz Family Fund.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required

Other venues: Palazzo Strozzi and Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, February 21–July 7, 2019

About the Artists